Cancer Chemotherapy Headwear & Head Coverings Blog

barbaraThis blog is dedicated to supporting cancer chemotherapy patients dealing with hair loss. We add new content weekly so please subscribe to our feed or bookmark this page.

My name is Barbara Hass and I am a cancer survivor, an advocate for chemotherapy patients and founder of ChemoSavvy.com which offers soft headwear for people dealing with cancer chemo hair loss.  Thanks for visitng and please feel free to comment on my blog, or contact me if you have questions about headwear for chemotherapy hair loss.

Cleaning for a Reason - House work help for chemo patients

If you know any woman currently undergoing chemo, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - 1 time per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service.

This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It’s our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along.

Here is the link:  http://www.cleaningforareason.org

   

Pink Glove Dance for Breast Cancer Awareness

We found this Breast cancer awareness video on Youtube and had to share it with our web visitors.  The note below is from Ann Somers.  Enjoy!

Our daughter-in-law, Emily Somers, created, directed and choreographed this in Portland last week for her Medline glove division as a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. This was all her idea to help promote their new pink gloves. I don't know how she got so many employees, doctors and patients to participate, but it started to really catch on and they all had a lot of fun doing it.

When the video gets 1 million hits, Medline will be making a huge contribution to the hospital, as well as offering free mammograms for the community. 
 Please check it out. It's an easy and great way to donate to a wonderful cause, and who hasn't been touched by breast cancer?

Ann Somers


   

Chemotherapy and Your Job - Legal Options

Last week we took a look at the hows and whys of keeping your job while undergoing Chemotherapy. While it's important to understand your motivations, it's equally important to understand the legal climate in which you work. The law contains some specific provisions relation to workers suffering from chronic illnesses. We take a look at them in this article. There are three applicable laws that treat with illnesses and disabilities. The Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Worker's Compensation Act.

   

Chemotherapy Keeping Your Job

Once a person has been diagnosed with cancer, they may have to learn to live with the side effects of chemotherapy treatment for a while. After the initial shock and the whirlwind of tests and consultations has passed, it's time to cope with the consequences of chemotherapy treatment. One such effect is undoubtedly the decision of whether or not to continue with their job. There are several dynamics at work here. A lot depends on whether the person is married or has a partner who can support them, or whether children are involved.  There are considerations other than financial ones. In this article, we take a look at the pros and cons of keeping your job while undergoing chemotherapy and what can be done to work with it.

   

What is a Remy Hair Human Hair Wig?

The most expensive wigs are those that are made up of human hair. Frequently, human hair is mixed with other hair in order to lower the price, particularly in hair extensions.  However, even within human hair, there are many grades. A great deal of the variation of the value in human hair is caused due to the way it is collected and arranged. Remy hair is the most expensive and valuable type of hair.

   

The Cancer Volunteer - Why the World Needs More

There are several organizations that aim to help those with cancer in one way or another. Just about every one of them is a non profit organization. While this doesn't mean that they're unprofessional - far from it - it does mean that they rely solely on the goodwill and help that people give them, apart from whatever government grants they can garner.
   

Vitamins for Hair Loss - Nutrition Basics

Where there are many reasons for female hair loss - some of them beyond your control - there are certain basics that must be adhered to in order to allow the body to grow hair to it's maximum potential. The old adage "You are what you eat" - holds true in the case of your hair. Vitamins for hair loss are one of the ways by which you can help yourself.

   

Wigs Information - A primer

Many people dealing with cancer hair loss chose to wear a wig.  For many people this is their first experience with shopping for and chosing a wig.  First time wig buyers are often bewildered by the different types of wigs as well as how to determine which size fits them. This article aims to help beginners choose their first wig confidently.

   

Donate Hair to Cancer Patients

A unique method for helping children suffering from cancer is to donate hair to them. If you are a past survivor of chemotherapy, you know how damaging the loss of hair can be to a person's self esteem. Imagine the effect it will have on a child. The hair that you donate will be carefully weaved in such a fashion that the final product is indistinguishable from natural hair!
   

Hair Loss from Chemo - What to Expect

When people think of chemotherapy, they instantly think of hair loss though in reality, hair loss from chemo is only one of the symptoms. Nonetheless it can be the most important one from the point of view of having the greatest effect on the patient, not only in self confidence, but also in self image.Recent studies have shown that the greatest danger to a woman during chemotherapy is the loss of her self image which is not always regained after the hair has grown back. Different women react differently to this problem, and forewarned is forearmed. Meaning that most women don't fully appreciate the importance of their hair to their psychological make up until they lose it.

   

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